I wanted to make a ‘versatile’ card. A card for almost any occasion. So … I knew I’d have to be able to change the sentiment on the card in order to make the card versatile. So this is the ‘story’ of one card, and, just for the photos – four different sentiments.
Made on a 6″x 6″ white card, and using Dovecraft ‘Couture du Jour‘ papers and decoupage pad as a background paper, and for the pocket (for the tags).
I decoupaged the main focal image, and it has 5 layers in total.
The tags (in the pocket on the front) were stamped on plain white card, using stamps by Viva Decor. They’re really fabulous crisp images which stamp clearly from the word go.
The tags were then ‘vintaged’ and layered on some green print paper, again from the Couture du Jour papers by Dovecraft. I used some pastel chalks on the tags, in various places – on the one tag, I turned the stamped image of a bird into a blue bird. And on the other tag, I coloured up the stamped image of a rose, using three different colours of chalks.
These are chalks I’ve had for … y.e.a.r.s! I have two large sets of them – both made by Dovecraft. They give a lovely soft, fuzzy sort of colour to things. I really like them.
The heart hat pins are ones which are generally available. I think I bought mine on Ebay years ago. I wanted some red ones, but had to buy a whole set in order to get the red ones. tsk tsk. No wonder my craft room has no space … it’s filled with ‘left overs’! lol. 🙂
The dragonflyover on the right (about a quarter of the way down) is from a selection by Anitas, and the peg with the pink heart on it – down in the bottom left corner, is from the Santoro range. And it’s this mini peg which enables me to change the sentiment on the card. Virtually any sentiment can be held by that peg and it makes the card suitable for pretty much anyone. I’ve just stamped four different sentiments to show you … and added some really pretty glitter – but you could stamp anything you wanted.
And that, as they say …. is all there was to it!Ta daaaaah!
Anyhoo ….. Happy Tuesday, 13th June.
Could someone please tell me who stole January to May? And do the police know about this major robbery?
Do you know what’s made me a bit cross and fed up? Create and Craft are having their CHRISTMASIN[fricken]JUNE event. Ho, Ho bl**dyHo!
Now they (Create & Craft) say (on their website) that it’s only till the 25th June … however, I remember last year and the year before … they said the same sort of thing, and Christmas never went away after their Christmas Event, so I have no hope that they’re going to change their ways and make Christmas in June, July, August, September, or October disappear. [grouch, grouch, grump]
Ah well… I’m sure we’ll survive it. I just won’t be buying anything from them until they stop the madness. 🙂
Wishing you a terrific Tuesday. May the wind be a lazy breeze. May any rains be soft, and feel like a caress as it touches your skin. May the skies be a beautiful blue, and may your day be free of anything which makes your heart ache.
I am the proud owner of … a Ranger Melt Pot. Ohh I love this toy so very much, but I hadn’t played with it for ages, until last week, when the urge suddenly hit me and I got all the equipment out and played around until I decided what to make. You saw the card I made with the pretty leaf of all seasons on it, which I posted about on Monday of this week, and I promised to post about the other things I’d been busy as a bee making, and here I am, sharing as promised.
The photograph at the head of this post doesn’t show all the pendants I made, so I’ve taken a selection of photos, some grouped, and some single ones, so that you can get an idea of colours and sizes, and also how you can hang these pendants.
I really love the Ranger Melt Pot, however, I found out on Monday (From Beverly of More Ink Please blog) that Ranger no longer make the Melt Pot. Something to do with the amount of quantity they require their customers to order – and it’s made the tool too expensive for lots of stores to carry. So rather than relax the rules, (and lower the price a little) Ranger, it appears, decided that they would no longer make it. So I’m sorry if I get your creative juices flowing for a Melt Pot, when they’re no longer available. However … you might be able to still buy one if you have a search around.
Right … now the bad news is over, let’s have a bit of fun shall we? I realised the other day that we haven’t done a GIVE-AWAY in ages! So how about we make this post a Give-away, and the winner can choose whichever pendant they would like to have, and I’ll package and post it out to who-ever wins.
All you have to do is ... in the comment section of this post, if you wish to be entered for the Give-Away, just say the word GIVE-AWAY at either the start or the end of your comment. (Putting it at the start or end of the comment makes it easy for me to find when I’m searching and adding up how many people would like to be entered – so that I can enter that number into the Random Number Selector so that it can choose the winner). You can, if you want, simply say just ‘GIVE-AWAY’.
I’ll leave the Give-away open until Sunday at 6pm UK time (if you need to work out what time that is where you live, Mr.Google is very obliging – lol).
Right … enough of me blathering on. Let’s get cracking with these pendants. I made them all with the help of my trusty Melt Pot, and I haven’t given them names here, but just kind of labelled them so that you can tell me (if you’re the winner) which pendant you’d like! (Oh .. and I should say that this is open to all followers – you don’t have to only live in the UK. I’m happy to post these over-seas).
They’re all different shapes and sizes, and I’ve tried to put them next to each other so that you can gauge the difference in sizes. However, I have remembered to include a rule so that you can actually see the size.
Now onto the little pendants. They may be smaller, but they pack their own punch!
The ‘Little Golden Green Triangle’ – at the bottom right of this photo (above), has what looks like gold dust sprinkles over the top of it. Sadly the photographs just don’t show it properly, but it’s really quite beautiful to the naked eye.
I forgot to include this little green oval (above) in the photo of all the little pendants, so here it is alone. It looks like it has golden strands threading through it. It hasn’t. But it really does have a lot of depth to it.
The little ovals, have two hoops – one at the top and one at the bottom. You can use these either as a bracelet – or as a pendant, as I’ve made. The top hoop is for hanging the pendant. The bottom hoop can have things hung from it, such as a bead, or a little bunch of beads; a tassel; a pearl; or, as I’ve done here as an idea – you can hang something else from it. On the photo above, I placed an Angel with her own hanging hoop in line with the hoop on the pendant, so that you can see how it might look to have something there.
You don’t even have to have a chain to hang your pendant on. How about some baby ribbon, as in the photo above? Soft on the neck too! The choice is yours. I’ll supply the chain, or the ribbon (in your choice of colour), so that when you receive your pendant, it’s ready to wear straight away!
Please note that all the measurements on the rule are in CM (and MM) as that’s what we work in here in the UK (much to my disdain. I grew up with inches and I still can only visualise in inches – but then, I’m practically older than dirt so it figures. 😀 ) … but again, if you ask Google it will give you the conversion.
Some of the pendants (particularly the blues) look, in the photographs, as if they have an oily finish, or like they’re wet with something. It’s just a trick of the light. The way the flash has hit the surface and bounced back. None of the pendants are oily, wet, greasy or have anything on them. It’s just the lighting hitting them in the ‘wrong’ way. (And I’m a rubbish photographer!).
We’ll end where we began, with a small selection. But remember that not all the pendants are shown in this photo. But if you look down the post, you’ll see photo’s of ones which aren’t included in the photo above.
Remember … don’t forget to include the words ‘GIVE-AWAY’ either at the start or end of your comment so that I know to include you.
If you’re reading this on the main front page of my blog and can’t see where to post a comment, then please scroll all the way up to the title of this post, and next to it, just over a little way to the right of the words, you’ll see a pale grey flag. Click on that flag and the post will re-load on its own page, where you’ll find the comments section at the bottom of the page, below where the post ends. 😀 Late date/time for entering is this Sunday -19th March 2017, at 6pm UK time.
Thank you so much for coming to share a coffee with me. Want a fill up of that cup? Biscuits?
Have a truly blessed rest of your day, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Be good to each other.
Hello and . . . Happy Thursday! I like Thursdays – they always had great lessons in school on a Thursday and I think that’s why (even now, a gazillion years later) I still like Thursdays. There’s something friendly about a Thursday. I always (mostly) seem to find that people are in a good mood on a Thursday. Why is that? I wonder.
Aw, – enough of me blathering on ….
I’m here with a gentle looking, pretty card ‘offering’ today. This is one of those great cards which could be a birthday card, a ‘hello’ card, a card for a daughter, for mom, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, partner (in life or crime! lol) … or it could even be a Valentines Day card! And .. what’s even better … it has a matching box!
I decorated the outside of the box (shown above) so that it pretty much matched the card inside it. I used the same soft pink and white striped backing paper on the box lid as I did on the card, along with the same colour of my favourite rayon ribbon, – and the flowers and little bird, although in different shades of pink, are the same as on the card. The little bird is bringing a tiny red love heart in its beak – so bringing the love to … the card? The bird’s nest? To you?
The little birds nest with the ‘eggs’ inside it; I made by simply winding string round and round (and the use of glue to keep it in place), and I used three pearls from an old broken necklace as eggs. The die cut ‘Lots of Love’ was made using a die made by Tattered Lace. (I’m very much a bunting kinda girl – so these little bunting style word dies were right up my street!)
I love to make boxed cards as they always feel more like a gift than just a simple card, and so I like to decorate the boxes – inside and out. The inside of the box was lined (top and bottom) in 6×6″ vintage style sheet music, and into the centre of the inside lid I fixed a beautiful topper – from DoCrafts as part of a selection of die cut toppers.
The little girl sat on the step and snuggling up to her cat is from a book of toppers made by Lili of the Valley. I have a few of these books and love them for the delightful colours which LOTV use in their production. I highly recommend them. They’re brilliant quality. The sentiment banner is one I made myself on the computer and printed it out. If you can’t quite read it, it says: ‘You’re my kind of Purr fect!’.
Top and bottom of the front of the card is some lovely white, cotton, crocheted lace. The bird(s) are resin, and the flowers are paper flowers, from a selection I have.
Isn’t she just adorable? I love her cute face, cheeky smile and want to squidge those cheeks!
All the photographs here will re-size as if by magic if you click on them and you’ll be able to get a better view then. (but don’t forget to click ‘back’ so that you can come back to the post!)
I would like to enter my card into these fabulous challenges:
Like all – or many – crafters who papercraft, I have a ‘scrap drawer’. A place where all those bits of card and paper go to live after a project has been completed.If there’s enough card and paper left over, most crafters save it to perhaps use it for a sentiment or a little die cutting etc. My scrap drawer is getting fuller than I like, so I decided to make a card from some of the scraps.
I already had the base card stock – white 6″ x 6″, die cut and scored– so I chose three bits of scraps – the wordy one and the red papers which you can see have been used for the hearts and the fluttering confetti. Although I had stamps with the word ‘love’ on them – they were too small, so printed the ‘love’ word directly onto the card stock by putting it through my printer.
Next, I embossed a scrap of red paper from the drawer, and then die cut two hearts – one larger than the other, and glued those to the card. I then cut up another piece of red scrap, into really tiny confetti, and spread some glue (one which dries clear) onto the card, around the hearts, and sprinkled the confetti onto the glue, and gently pressed it flat with my hand. I also at this point added a few shakes of red glitter – just to give the card a few twinkly highlights. I then added some tiny buttons, a pretty insert and voila! A Scrap of Love was born.
I love this card. Such a simple idea and so incredibly easy to make – and it only cost pennies!
It would work as a card for a man or a woman. For Birthday; Anniversary; Just Because; Wedding; Mothers Day; Fathers Day; Thank You card .. … It would even work for Christmas too!
I really like this versatile card, and hope you do too!
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